Deena volunteers 10-30 hours per week for a variety of non-profit organizations.

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society (CRCGS), 2010-Present
Integral in building the foundational processes and documentation for a new society, increasing the membership from 40 to 100+ in 15 months.  Offices and appointments held include VP Programs, VP Communication, Nominating Chair, Trainer, Webmaster, Social Media Administrator, Newsletter Editor & Layout and Trip Coordinator.  Created the quarterly newsletter, Relatively Speaking, in April 2011 and regularly contribute content. Founded the Family Tree Maker Computer Interest Group and currently serve as monthly instructor.

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Memory Preservation Coalition, 2013-Present
Founding member and membership coordinator.  Instrumental in creating web pages and Facebook pages in response to the Colorado floods of September 2013.  Authored press releases and marshaled volunteers to help flood victims wash, dry and scan flood-damaged photos at 4 Rescue Centers in the Front Range.


Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, 2010-2014
Served as Treasurer for 2013 term, co-chair of webinar committee, bylaws committee and past delegate. Spearheaded survey of newsletter development and distribution practices for all member societies in 2011.


FGS LogoFederation of Genealogical Societies, 2010-Present
Serve on Membership Committee with charge to create and communicate new membership benefits to increase and retain members. Past delegate and Education Committee member.


Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, 2010-Present
Serve as Education Coordinator, website redesign liaison, nominating committee chair, regular lecturer, intermediate genealogy instructor, open house volunteer, and materials development adviser.


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National History Day, 2014
Serve as judge for NHD Colorado 2014.  Assignment involved judging 8 websites submitted for the senior division group website competition under the theme Rights and Responsibilities.  Duties included interviewing students and providing detailed feedback.


Dupee Boston Terrier Rescue    2009-Present
Dupee Brochure ThumbnailDesign annual calendar, collage poster, greeting card, brochure, memorials, and list of available adoptees, distributed to 250 individuals and organizations.  The 2011 calendar was honored by being selected as the designated rescue fundraiser at the National Boston Terrier Breeder Specialty show in Houston, May 2012.  Have adopted 1 Boston Terrier from Dupee in San Antonio, Texas.


MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, 2012-Present
Staff pet adoption events and other publicity events, provide photography services for the dogs, donate products and services.  Have adopted 2 Boston Terriers from MABTR.